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Girl touches down in Vic to see dying dad

Girl touches down in Vic to see dying dad

A returned traveller has arrived in Melbourne to see her dying father after being granted an exemption to leave resort quarantine in Sydney.

Anna Coffey, 32, flew to Sydney from New York final week after her 80-yr-frail father John suffered a stroke and went into palliative care in a Melbourne health facility.

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Ms Coffey, who’s fully vaccinated and has examined adverse to COVID-19, wanted to receive exemptions from NSW and Victoria health departments and became as soon as told she would bear to pay up to $8000 for the charter flight to Melbourne.

Nonetheless Angel Flight Australia, a charity involved in coordinating non-emergency medical flights, got right here to her rescue in a way ticked off on Tuesday evening.

Chief executive Marjorie Pagani acknowledged Ms Coffey flew from Bankstown Airport to Essendon Airport on Wednesday afternoon and became as soon as straight taken to see her father.

Angel Flight Australia orchestrates about 50 compassionate flights a yr, many reuniting folk with in heart-broken health formative years.

Even supposing it be the more than a few manner round in this case, Ms Pagani straight recognised she fit the criteria to be equipped a compassionate flight.

“This young lady has already spent a fortune getting dwelling to Australia after which to be requested to find any other $7000 to $8000 is loads,” she acknowledged.

“There are no longer many folk who can charter a flight on a non-public matter. Now we bear pilots standing by the full time to enact compassionate flights.

“I’m so contented we might well lend a hand out and receive it carried out so rapidly.”

Ms Coffey might also be equipped a return flight ought to she want it.

“At this stage, she’s excellent involved on getting there and seeing her dad. Things might well turn worse,” Ms Pagani acknowledged.

“As soon as she’s ready, she will be able to enable us to know the build she wants to walk after that.”

Ms Coffey had feared she would no longer way it to Melbourne in time to be reunited with John if she became as soon as forced to total the desired 14 days in Sydney quarantine.

Final week, US citizen Mark Kilian became as soon as reunited together with his dying father at a Gold Cruise health facility after spending eight days in quarantine and hiring a $15,000 chartered jet to waft up from Sydney.

Girl touches down in Vic to see dying dad